Beauty, Pleaser and Joy, are from God

The Lord is the one who made all things; He is also the one who made everything beautful. What we see now here on Earth is only a very small sample of the beauty and Glory of God. Let the things that please you be from the Lord. DO not let the ways and things of the world control you, or the way you do things; Do not let them be your source of joy. For true joy is not the feeling of happiness. It is the knowledge that the Lord is God, that He alone is good, and that Jesus died for our sins.

We must remember that faith is not a feeling. To explain this we will look at the three Greek words for "love", as we all it in English. One of these is lust, selfishness and seeking happiness in the ways of the world. The second is not a feeling, but a bond, or knowledge in an everlasting commitment, this is the love that God has for us, and the love that God wants us to have for Him. Then there is the feeling of love, on which most if not all, worldy relationships are based. If we base what we do, in a relationship just on that feeling that may tell you something, I can't say what because I don't know myself, maybe someday when I figure it out I will let you know.

Beauty is not always something you can see with your eyes; it can be something deep within a person. In the first part of the third chapter the author tells us that there is a time for everything under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-9) Seek to be humbled before man; not honored for it is God not man whom you serve. Let your day reflect what you know to be true; that Jesus came and died for us, and that God loves you no matter what you do.

Some other thoughts, unrelated to the rest of today's study

When it comes to how we react to something that happens in our life determines how other look upon us. If you choose to give you life to Christ then we must take a stand, and not get trapped by the ways of the world. Loving and serving God, are the simplest and yet the hardest things to do; because we find ourselves wanting to do so, but don't seem to be able to do it.

If you find yourself in a situation where someone asks you about why you go to Church or Christ we try to think of the words to say; yet the Bible tells us that Holy Spirit will give you the words in the hour in which you must speak. Rely on the Holy Spirit for what to say, not your own knowledge, for your own knowledge will fail you, whereas God's never will.